This award is given in memory of Coach Tom Bernier, a St. Bernadette alumnus, whose father, Bernard Bernier, was a Deacon here for many years. Tom, and his wife Jennifer, raised their daughter, Jackie, here in the St. Bernadette community and signed on as her soccer coach when she was in Kindergarten. Tom demonstrated, by his life example, how to be thoughtful, encouraging, and a faithful Catholic while participating in sports. Each year the CYO asks parents and coaches to nominate student-athletes who fit this description by completing a nomination form and researching a bit about the candidate to find out if these qualities surface both on and off the field. This year we had 16 nominees for the award! This is truly a testament to the children and families in our CYO program that this many candidates can be considered for an award as high reaching as this.
Congratulations to Alex Russ and all our nominees!
This year we also awarded a coach who displays these same qualities on and off the field and the 2016 recipient of the Coach B Award is David Bierwirth!